Wolf News March 12

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

As you saw from our earlier messaging, the annual Oak Hill-Lees Corner Basketball game has been postponed and we hope to reschedule this wonderful tradition this school year. I know that our 6th graders are disappointed, and I am too. They have looked forward to this since kindergarten! The most important thing I am charged with as Principal is keeping your child at the forefront of every decision I make. I routinely ask myself, is this in the best interest of children? Principal Sloan and I feel confident that we made the right call for our combined student bodies. I want to personally thank all volunteers and staff who have given their time to get students ready to shoot baskets, play instruments, sing the Star-Spangled Banner, cheer at halftime or sell tickets and spirit wear. You are the driving force that makes Oak Hill a special place!

Over the last few weeks, Oak Hill staff has been briefed on how to properly respond to the COVID-19 virus and other viruses that present like flu. We are following all Fairfax County Health Department guidelines and have been thoroughly deep cleaning classrooms and common spaces and providing time to wash hands, especially before eating. Wipes and hand sanitizer are available, and students have reviewed proper hand washing on our WOAK news show.  

A variety of resources about coronavirus, including "Talking to Children about COVID-19," a handout about COVID-19 from the FCHD, and updated FAQs have been posted here.  Please reach out to me personally with concerns or questions. Oak Hill is here to help. And in these times, please know your child will continue learning in a safe and productive learning environment.


Holly DeVore, Principal

Schools are Closed on March 16 for Staff Development Day

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, March 16th, for a staff development day. Because of this, all after school activities are cancelled.  The PTA will let you know if there is a makeup date scheduled.

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Oak Hill parents will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resource management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 12 and March 26.  When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter!

Yearbook Pre-sales


It’s time to pre-order your 2019-2020 yearbook here.  Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278320.  Order by March 19, 2020!  The pre-order price is $19.00.  Extras (Personalized yearbook cover, current events insert, autograph inserts and stickys) are also available for an additional cost. Yearbook pre-order deadline is March 19, 2020.  Please pre-order to avoid disappointment at the end of the year when there will only be a limited amount of extra yearbooks available.

Spring Pictures


Lifetouch will be at Oak Hill Thursday, March 19 to take Individual and Class Spring pictures. Picture packets will be sent home for ordering with students 2-3 weeks after picture day.  Wear your best smile!


Spotlight on Student Learning

The Chantilly Pyramid is hosting their 2nd Annual Spotlight-on-Learning event on Tuesday, March 31st at Franklin MS.  Come discover the rich learning, student engagement, and media balance that supports Portrait of a Graduate attributes in our Chantilly Pyramid students! There will be a student and teacher panel as well as a showcase of learning.  Below is the agenda:

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Kick-Off Teacher Panel addressing the importance of media balance both inside and outside of the classroom.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Showcase of Student Learning. See how Chantilly Pyramid students are learning and creating using digital tools.

Family Learning Night


Oak Hill will be hosting a Family Learning Night on April 16 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.  At this event, parents will be able to visit all classrooms to see what amazing learning our students are doing every day.  We will have a focus on how we incorporate our Portrait of a Graduate attributes in everything we do.  This is an Open House format, so feel to arrive at any time and visit various classrooms at Oak Hill.  We look forward to this fun event!

SOL Testing Schedule: Grades 3-6

Students in grades 3-6 will participate in the Standards of Learning (SOL) Online Assessments from May 4-29. Please review the testing schedule below in order to avoid making appointments that may take students out of school during this time period.  Tests will begin at 9:00am and are untimed.  Thank you for your support and assistance with our SOL test administration.  To see the schedule please click here.

Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Expedited retakes for eligible students will be administered June 1 through June 5.

Key Calendar Dates


March 19: Spring Independent and Class Pictures

March 26: 5th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times, 9am-3pm

March 31: 2nd Grade Musical for parents, 9am 

April 3: 5th/6th Grade Field Day, 9-12:55pm

April 6-10: Spring Break, no school

April 13: Teacher Workday, no school

April 16: Kindergarten Orientation, 4:15-5:15pm

April 16: Family Learning Night, 6-7:30pm

Ways to Stay Informed


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